At Spring Hill Computing is..... Technology, Programming and Safety.
The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum
Our Computing Lead is Mrs Brunskill
All pupils at Spring Hill Community Primary School have the right to have rich, deep learning experiences that balance all the aspects of computing. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use creativity to understand and change the world. Computing has deep links with mathematics, science, and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.
We teach a curriculum that enables children to become effective users of technology who can:
Understand and apply the essential principles and concepts of Computer Science, including logic, algorithms and data representation;
Analyse problems in computational term, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems;
Evaluate and apply information technology analytically to solve problems;
Communicate ideas well by utilising appliances and devices throughout all areas of the curriculum.
Teachers deliver computing lessons using The National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE), Teach Computing scheme of work. We teach computing using these 12 pedagogy principles:
- Lead with concepts
- Unplug, unpack, repack,
- Create projects,
- Challenge misconceptions
- Structure lessons
- Work together
- Model everything
- Add variety
- Make concrete
- Read and explore code first
- Get hands on
- Foster program comprehension
Our computing curriculum ensures a cycle of lessons for each area, which carefully plans for progression and depth. It provides challenge for pupils to apply their learning in a philosophical/open manner. We enhance the curriculum with trips and visiting experts who enhance the learning experience.
Our Computing curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.
In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.
- Children can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation.
- Children can analyse problems in computational terms and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems.
- Children can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems.
- Children are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.